Discover the achievements of the NPA projects

Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

Browse the NPA map of results to discover our stories of cooperation. Pick a dot from the map and scroll down to read  about people who have met similar minded colleagues and together found solutions for their shared challenges.

Use the +/- buttons in the top left corner of the map to zoom in/out or click on the regions to display the NPA project stories.

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New information centre

Raising awareness about geology and geography

The Geo Virtual Reality Tool (GeoVR) enables visitors to explore the geological and natural beauties from all DRIFTING APART partner sites through their phone/computers. The new information centre was open in Katla Geopark, and together with new information panels, maps, signs and a rock exhibition meets the needs of tourist coming to the area. Project partners have together developed several globally transferable Toolkits which provide guidance on how to manage a Geopark, engage with local communities and prepare marketing information for visitors.


Beata Rutkowska

The Katla Centre

Drifting Apart provided an important step in the development of information about Katla Geopark; GeoSaga information centre. Its purpose is to educate, build capacity and raise awareness of natural values and issues for everyone visiting the Geopark; tourists, local inhabitants, older and younger generation and school's groups. It is a focal point for tourism and for the community. Education toolkits and GeoVR help us engage with visitors and reach out to partner areas, UNESCO Geoparks and internationally.